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94, 93, 92, 91 Wine Advocate Scores!, The Independent Consumer's Guide to Fine Wine

“This set of wines from Andrew Murray is remarkable for its breadth of quality and sheer value.”

– Antonio Galloni for E. Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate 8-31-11


2008 Grenache Terra Bella Vineyard        92

2008 Esperance                                             92

2010 RGB White Blend                                  92

2008 Syrah Reserve                                      94

2008 Syrah Tous les Jours                           91

2008 Syrah Terra Bella Vineyard                93

2008 Syrah McGinley Vineyard                   92

2008 Syrah Thompson Vineyard                94

2008 Syrah Watch Hill Vineyard                 92

2009 Syrah Watch Hill Vineyard                  93

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Night Harvest Article on

Night Harvest at Three Creek Vineyard

Thanks to Santa Barbara’s for this informative article on the last days of harvest:

“A pervasive trend is the care growers put in to get good fruit. Night harvesting is a big deal because they are picked when they are nice and cold and have maximum acidity,” meaning more reliable alcohol levels, Murray said. “If you are picking them in the heat of the day, the vines are tired, the sugars are rising, acids are falling and it’s tough to cool down for pre-fermentation. It makes all the difference.”  Read the rest of the article about the night harvest in Santa Ynez Valley vineyards…

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2008 Syrah Tous les Jours is #1 on Reverse Wine Snob’s Top 10 list!


Jon Thorsen of The Reverse Wine Snob reviewed our 2007 and 2008 Syrah Tous les Jours last week.  The 2007 earned a ‘Buy’ ranking, and the 2008 earned a ‘Bulk Buy’ ranking, as well as the #1 position on September’s Top Ten List!

Read the Top Ten List by clicking here.

Read the 2008 Syrah Tous les Jours review here.

Read the 2007 Syrah Tous les Jours review here.

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’08 Esperance & ’06 Purple Haze Made the 90+ List!

Our ‘08 Esperance Red Blend and our ‘06 Purple Haze Syrah/Viognier made the 90+ list on!  Check out what they had to say about these wines by clicking here.

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“As close to a 5 star wine as we’ve ever reviewed” –

Take a look at Steve McIntosh’s review of three of our single-vineyard Syrahs – plucky, spirited writing as always! On the Syrah Terra Bella Vineyard, “As close to a 5 star wine as we’ve ever reviewed.” Click here to read the complete review on

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E11even Wines Rock! Review

Check out this review of two of our new This is E11even Wines…Eleven Red Blend and Purple Haze from Steve McIntosh of

Here’s an excerpt:

“A kitchen sink blend of Grenache Noir, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cabernet Franc, it’s a spice box extravaganza that commands attention.  Though splashing a spectrum of flavors across the palate like a brightly lit magenta-to-indigo rainbow, first impressions are freshness, focus, and balance.  Surprisingly lively for a 5 year old wine.  Clearly well made – and dangerously accessible.  Deal.”  Read the whole review here.


Posted in AMV in the News | Leave a comment Review of 2010 RGB White Wine Blend

EnobytesWe have a wonderful new review of our 2010 RGB white wine blend from  Note the mouth-watering food pairing suggestions!  Read the whole review by clicking here – 2010 RGB White Wine Blend.

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New Article on

Andrew Murray

For Vineyard Owner Andrew Murray, Taste of Success Came Early

More than 20 years later, his passion is as strong as ever for making wine, and next week he’ll launch a new label…read the rest of the article Santa Barbara & Goleta Local News

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‘Excellent – 91 Points’ for 2008 Syrah Tous les Jours


Marc Hinton of

‘Excellent – 91 points’ for our 2008 Syrah Tous les Jour from Marc Hinton of


” The taste as it spreads softly across the palate generates flavors more commonly found in wines costing three times as much. The long lush pleasing finish cleanses and as you take another bite, the wine beckons you back to repeat the experience. Serve this with almost any hearty pasta, pizza, roasted or grilled meat or for this price a perfectly cooked bacon cheeseburger! This certainly fits the bill for an everyday drinking wine. I wish all my days included a bottle of this.”


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2008 Espérance Named Finalist in Sunset Magazine’s Western Wine Awards

We are delighted to announce that our 2008 Espérance red wine blend has been named a finalist in Sunset Magazine’s Western Wine Awards.  Sunset will announce the winners at the Western Wine Awards Dinner and Gala on Friday, September 30th, 2011 at the Pismo Pier.  The judging was conducted by a panel of professional judges including Western wine writers, sommeliers, and winemakers.

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We have two gorgeous tasting rooms where you can explore our passion for winegrowing in Los Olivos. First up, we have our newly remodeled Winery & Visitor Center, located at the entrance of the Foxen Canyon Wine Trail, just minutes away from historic downtown Los Olivos, where you can taste our selection of Rhone style wines. Or, you may choose to check out our newly remodeled and rebranded DTLO (DownTown Los Olivos) Tasting Room, where we showcase our new "Playlist" of E11even Wines, crafted exclusively from Estate Grown grapes. Or, choose the All Access Pass and taste at both locations for a discounted price. Whichever you choose, we look forward to seeing you soon.

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